The Big Smoke

The Big Smoke

When I become fixated on something I find it hard to shift. For example, my current preoccupation with a 70’s inspired bohemia has set in and I’m unlikely to move onto something else for ages. A soft, free-floating look calls for something tough to ground...
Beyond the Fringe

Beyond the Fringe

During my gap year – longer ago than I care to remember – I went to Thailand. Needless to say, I hung out on the pristine white beaches, swam in the aquamarine ocean and drank cocktails served in small plastic buckets. Before heading home I scoured the...
Dolce + Gabbana, IVF and Cyber Bullying

Dolce + Gabbana, IVF and Cyber Bullying

After the brouhaha following the Dolce + Gabbana comment declaring children conceived via IVF as ‘synthetic‘ babies, I’ve been thinking about the communicative power of social media. Elton John, Madonna and Victoria Beckham all chipped in, condemning...
Eccentric City

Eccentric City

London is considered the most creative and avant garde of the fashion capitals. New York, Milan and Paris all have desirable qualities, but London is where the boundary challenging designers congregate. I’m shamelessly biased in favour of my home town, and I...
The sick house

The sick house

It’s rare that I take a break from blogging, but this week I’ve been struck down by a foul illness and my posts have been scant. My period of sickness co-incided with Cleo the cat’s operation, so we’ve both been mooching around the house...

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